Here are four uncomfortable issues CEO Steve Ballmer and his lieutenants should address when they face Wall Street analysts Thursday in Bellevue, Washington.
Microsoft forced Windows 8 users to upgrade from a previous edition. But Windows 8.1 will ship in standalone versions, making it much easier for new users to dive in.
A new tool called “StartIsGone” will allow users to make the Windows 8 Start button go away again. Seriously.
Intel executives said Wednesday that the first Bay Trail tablets will use only the 32-bit version of Windows 8.1, despite 64-bit support on the chip.
Dell showed on Wednesday a new Windows 8.1 tablet called Venue, a brand name for mobile devices the PC maker abandoned when it discontinued shipment of smartphones early last year.
The RTM's out, and it shows that Microsoft listened. The Modern UI plays better with the desktop, and other improvements.
The Surface RT might seem limited, but smart use of its connectivity and apps can make it an able sidekick for your computing needs.
Deep discounts are helping push the first Surface generation off the shelves, but the next generation's going to have to do better than that. Here's our wish list for the second time around.
Reversing course, Microsoft said Monday that it will make Windows 8.1 available to developers via MSDN and TechNet.
Ultra High-Definition has been a big trend at this year's IFA show in Berlin. And it's coming to Panasonics Toughpad 4K UT-MB5, in the form of a 20-inch, 3840 x 2560 pixel screen. Just don't expect a lot of battery power.